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Senators Who Tackled Military Sexual Assault Now Turn Their Attention To College Campuses
The lawmakers who spent the past year pushing for military sexual assault reform are now setting their sights on college campuses.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Bay Area airport workers learn how to identify human trafficking victims
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee , left, speaks to the media at a training session at Oakland International Airport to offer airport employees tips on how to spot victims of human trafficking, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Oakland, Calif.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Oakland airport workers trained to spot sex traffickers
TSA workers waited for the instruction to begin at Oakland International airport Tuesday April 15, 2014.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
CA lawmakers target e-cigs
California lawmakers called Monday for the Food and Drug Administration to regulate electronic cigarettes, especially the marketing of the nicotine devices to young people.
Lawmakers Want College Rankings To Reflect How Schools Are Handling Sexual Assault
A group of lawmakers is pressuring U.S. News & World Report to update its influential college ranking system to indicate which universities have come under fire for failing to adequately handle sexual assault cases on campus.
New York Daily News
America's perpetual adolescence
The last couple of weeks were spent at Beth Israel Hospital, flat on my back and getting all kinds of tests that led to what is known as an oblation, then finishing my hospital run with a stent inserted in my wrist.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Government Can't Say No
The Social Security Disability Insurance program is in big trouble. In 2016, the program's trust fund is expected to run out of money.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone
A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The Huffington Post
U.S. News & World Report Pressed To Include Campus Safety In College Rankings
A group of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. News & World Report this week urging the magazine to include information about campus safety in its highly influential college rankings.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
House Dems urge Obama to quickly declassify CIA report
Forty House Democrats are urging President Obama to quickly declassify portions of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the government's use of enhanced interrogation techniques.
Speier: Lois Lerner Just a 'Mid-Level Bureaucrat' ...
Today is not about Lois Lerner or the alleged inappropriate tactics she may have employed," Rep. Jackie Speier told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Could Social Media Help Catch Abuse of Disability Benefits?
For years, a rock musician collected federal benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance.
Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training - for Congress
Rep. Jackie Speier, a Peninsula Democrat with a long history of trying to combat sexual misconduct in the military, says it's time for the House of Representative to turn its attention to repeated episodes of ugly, harassing behavior among its own members.
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HUDDLE FIRST LOOK: THE NEW GOP.GOV -- House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers this morning will roll out a revamped website for House Republicans the first redesign since 2010.
The Washington Post
McAllister skips votes for second day
Rep. Vance McAllister celebrates with his family and supporters after winning his congressional seat last year.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
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California Representative Jackie Speier Reacts To Vance Mcallister Kissing Video
California Representative Jackie Speier says she'll introduce a bill to require all House members and House staffers to take sexual harassment training every two years.
Speier calls for harassment training
A House Democrat is calling for mandatory sexual harassment training for lawmakers after revelations that a House Republican was caught on tape in a romantic embrace with a now-ex-aide.
Disability fraud piles up as Social Security ties judges' hands: lawmakers
Two Social Security judges may have approved thousands of bogus disability claims but the agency has never reviewed those judges' cases to try to weed out the fraudulent ones, according to two lawmakers who are demanding major changes.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
The Washington Post
Pentagona s a revolving doora database found lacking
The database was required under a 2008 law passed by Congress because of concerns about a "revolving door" between the Defense Department and private industry, as well as potential conflicts of interest created when top brass seek jobs with companies that do work for the government.
The Daily Tribune
Be aware but not informed about military sexual assault
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and the Pentagon wants troops and civilians alike to know that it takes the issue seriously.